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Guru Nanak's 550th birth anniversary will be celebrated across globe: Swaraj

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Dev's 550th birth anniversary will celebrated across the globe with all Indian embassies and missions hosting programmes to spread his message of brotherhood and sharing, Swaraj said today.

Swaraj, while speaking at a 'gurbani kirtan' organised by the together with the (WPO), said that in this era of protectionism, there can be no better message than Dev's message of sharing.

"In this turbulent world, where violence and killings are prevalent, where people are being massacred in the name of religion, through this anniversary celebration, we want to spread the message of and other Sikh Gurus in the world," she said.

Swaraj said that this message would be spread through seminars, 'gurbani kirtan' and other such programmes.

"After a few days we will start celebrating the 550th birth I want to tell you, that we will celebrate across the globe. Every embassy, every mission will celebrate this. ICCR will celebrate this," she said.

said the 550th birth will be celebrated as the 'Universal Brotherhood Year!'

The year 2019 will mark the 550th birth anniversary year of Guru Nanak Dev, whose birthplace is Sri Nankana Sahib, in

Every year, devotees from travel to to pay obeisance at the Nankana Sahib gurudwara.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 21:15 IST